Skip to comments.Idaho first to sign law against health care reform
Posted on 03/17/2010 2:39:32 PM PDT by Kartographer
Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter is the first state chief executive to sign a measure requiring his attorney general to sue the federal government if Congress passes health care reform.
Legal experts say the measure, signed Wednesday, will likely be struck down. But Idaho's new law reflects growing frustration with President Barack Obama's health-care proposal.
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Expect more of this.
The states will not take kindly to 20% of their economies becoming federalized.
Anyone know why? I haven't been following this.
Virginia went one better. They passed a law that prohibits the Government from requiring their citizens to abide by the Federal HC mandate.
I think 36 other states Attorney’s General are working on something like this.
I hope this is the first of many to come.
I love Idaho. They’ll still get stuck with the bill for this abomination, btu at least tehy are protecting their citizens from the worst parts of Obama’s socialism.
Why can’t we strike down the bill in the first place. :)
Loaded Bake Potatoes for EVERYONE!
“Legal experts say the measure, signed Wednesday, will likely be struck down. “
Help us John Roberts... You are our only hope.......
I was lucky enough to live in that fine state when I was a kid.
Good on you, Idaho! Don’t let these fools change you too much.
So is it to be Civil War or a Revolution needed to set us FREE?
Please sir. May I have another? BUMP!
Then we'll have a nice little Constitutional crisis then, if the Idahoans make their law like a punching-bag clown, that gets right back up after it is struck-down.
Idaho’s standing up for her citizens! I can only hope Ohio stands up for hers too.
They should have included a provision saying that no court could strike it down, or that no future Congress could repeal it.
Things are getting pretty interesting....
Hooray! Much love from Texas to Idaho. Way to go!
So where will our Fort Sumter be?
“Struck down”, by whom precisely?
Well if a number of cities can ignore fed laws about illegal immigrants. Maybe if enough people just refuse to abide by the law it will crumble. I would think that millions of people can pull off this act of civil disobedience. Is Nancy gonna lock us all up?
I thought the Constitution restricts law to only apply to interstate trade.... I’m a barking up the wrong tree?
I think the states have been quiet up until now. I think you will see more of this in the next coming days. Governors have publically and privately sending letters to Congressmen warning of the dire situation if this thing is passed or deemed.
I think that the other shoe is beginning to drop. It will be downright silly and ridiculous for congress to “deem” this bill when dozens of states are telling the feds to F___ off and joining the growing chorus of lawsuits.
I am so proud to be an Idahoan :)
Actually, me too. It’s probably urinating into a gale, but it’s something.
RE: “I think 36 other states Attorneys General are working on something like this.”
I know I’m not in one of those 36 states, being in CA and all — bunch of idiots here in Pelosi/Boxer/Feinstein land, to name but a few. There’re all hopey/changey out here, still.
Wait a minute. I thought we had a news article the other day that Virginia was first. But when I saw that I thought actually Arizona was first. That makes 3 “firsts” by now:).
These are good stop-gap measures, I suppose, but I wonder if the American People (representing all states) can sue the Congress.
“So is it to be Civil War or a Revolution needed to set us FREE?”
you go I da ho! lET’S MAKE THIS AN EPIDEMIC.
The argument will be federal preemption. That is, the federal law will preempt the state law.
Sue them? How about we take the majority back in November and then impeach them! Yes Nancy, violating your oath of office might have consequences.
“The argument will be federal preemption. That is, the federal law will preempt the state law.”
In Texas we are simply going to “DEEM” that notion B.S.!
Help us Obi-John Roberts... You are our only hope.......
We here in Virginia are waiting on Gov. McDonnell to sign it in to law. I think it's on his desk.
That's what I was wondering.
The Supreme Court is my only guess.
No other state would have the authority to do it and it's not likely Idaho would do it themselves after passing it.
circus circuit court maybe?
“So is it to be Civil War or a Revolution needed to set us FREE?”
I’m afraid each of us will have to come to that decision on our own. Whatever happens, it’s going to be ugly.
A Renaissance , Not a Revolution - Bringing Morality back to America
Aw...yes. I should have thought of that. Thanks.
Either one is fine. I want to mix it up against dimturds in whatever fashion it takes. We have got to take our country back (along with state & local govts) and throw the dimturd asses into prison or to the gallow for treason & high crimes against America.
“I know Im not in one of those 36 states, being in CA and all bunch of idiots here in Pelosi/Boxer/Feinstein land, to name but a few. Therere all hopey/changey out here, still.”
What about the other 21 states? (sarc)
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
Oh, believe me I think about it. I’m lucky to be in a county that considers itself NOT California...very conservative. Most people around here claim to be from ‘the State of Jefferson’, not California.
I saw Oregon be taken over by those ‘Commiefornians’ in the 50 years I lived there. (Left 6 years ago) It was heartbreaking.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
This is from a 2007 contact list of congressional aides. Some might not be there any longer, but worth a try.
Contact congressional aides.
U.S. Senate switchboard: (202) 224-3121
U.S. House switchboard: (202) 225-3121
White House comments: (202) 456-1111
Find your House Rep.: http://www.house.gov/writerep
Find your US Senators: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm
Toll free to the US Senate:
1-800-882-2005. (Spanish number)
1-800-417-7666. (English number)
Courtesy of a pro-amnesty group, no less!!
Defeat Obamacare call list: List now contains the new MAYBES culled from FR posts. Be sure to call KNOWN RINOS too.THEY ARE ANSWERING THEIR LOCAL NUMBERS
Here is one of the ones Rush gave out on the radio that Im calling. So far its been busy but Im going to burn it up till I get to tell my congress critter to vote NO!
Join me?..... 1-877-762-8762
KEEP THE CALLS UP! DC OFFICE LOCAL OFFICE
CODE RED Contact list http://www.nrcc.org/CodeRed/targets/
Remember they are all being offered BRIBES for their votes. Ask them how much their bribe price is.
The National Republican Congressional Committee has published a target list on health care. In addition to continuing to contact the five Tennessee Democrat Congressmen, you can go http://www.votervoice.net/link/clickthrough/ext/94697.aspx to contact some of these targets. Much of the talk following Obamas announcement has focused on how to defeat this second bill through reconciliation, but that is misleading because the first step to defeating Obamacare is not by concentrating on defeating the fixer bill but by defeating the Senate bill in the House when it goes to the floor for an up-or-down vote on Thursday, March 18th.
Dennis Kucinish, Lakewood 216)228-8850, Fax (216)228-6465,
Parma. 440)845-2707, Fax (440)845-2743, DC (202)225-5871
James Oberstar (202) 225-6211, Duluth (218) 727-7474, Chisholm (218) 254-5761, Brainerd (218) 828-4400, North Branch, (651) 277-1234
Rep. Lincoln Davis 202-225-6831 Columbia office: 931-490-8699
Rep. Jim Cooper 202-225-4311 Nashville office: 615-736-5295
Rep. Bart Gordon 202-225-4231 Murfreesboro office: 615-896-1986
John Tanner (202) 225-4714, Union City, (731) 885-7070, Jackson Phone: (731) 423-4848, Millington (901) 873-5690 TN (MAYBE)
Rep. Steve Cohen 202-225-3265 Memphis office: 901-544-4131
Harry Mitchell (202) 225-2190 (480) 946-2411 AZ 5th District
Gabrielle Giffords (202) 225-2542 (520) 881-3588 AZ 8th District
Ann Kirkpatrick (202) 225-2315 (928) 226-6914 AZ 1st District
Jerry McNerney (202) 225-1947 925-833-0643 CA 11th District
John Salazar 202-225-4761 970-245-7107 CO 3rd District
Jim Himes (202) 225-5541 (866) 453-0028 CT 4th District
Alan Grayson (202) 225-2176 (407) 841-1757 FL 8th District
Bill Foster (202) 225-2976 630-406-1114 IL 14th District
Baron Hill 202 225 5315 812 288 3999 IN 9th District
Mark Schauer (202) 225-6276 (517) 780-9075 MI 7th District
Gary Peters (202) 225-5802 (248) 273-4227 MI 9th District
Dina Titus (202) 225-3252 702-256-DINA (3462) NV 3rd District
Carol Shea-Porter (202) 225-5456 (603) 743-4813 NH 1st District
Tim Bishop (202) 225-3826 (631) 696-6500 NY 1st District
John Hall (202) 225-5441 (845) 225-3641 x49371 NY 19th District
Bill Owens (202) 225-4611 (315) 782-3150 NY 23rd District
James Matheson Toll-Free Number 1 (877) 677-9743 (202) 225-3011Mike Arcuri (202)225-3665 (315)793-8146 NY 24th District
Dan Maffei (202) 225-3701 (315) 423-5657 NY 25th District
Earl Pomeroy (202) 225-2611 (701) 224-0355 ND At-Large District
Steven Driehaus (202) 225-2216 (513) 684-2723 OH 1st District
Mary Jo Kilroy (202) 225-2015 (614) 294-2196 OH 15th District
Zach Space (202) 225-6265 (330) 364-4300 OH 18th District
Kathy Dahlkemper (202) 225-5406 (814) 456-2038 PA 3rd District
Patrick Murphy (202) 225-4276 (215) 826-1963 PA 8th District
Christopher Carney (202) 225-3731 (570) 585-9988 PA 10th District
Paul Kanjorski (202) 225-6511 (570) 825-2200 PA 11th District
John Spratt (202) 225-5501 (803)327-1114 SC 5th District
Tom Perriello (202) 225-4711 (276) 656-2291 VA 5th District
Alan Mollohan (202) 225-4172 (304) 623-4422 WVA 1st District
Nick Rahall (202) 225-3452 (304) 252-5000 WVA 3rd District
Steve Kagen (202) 225-5665 (920) 437-1954 WI 8th District
Bart Stupak (202) 225 4735 MI (MAYBE)
Brian Baird (202) 225-3536, Vancouver, (360) 695-6292. Olympia, (360) 352-9768, (MAYBE)
senator mark begich (202) 224-3004 toll free. (877) 501 - 6275 just became a MAYBE
Jason Altmire 202-225-2565, Aliquippa, 724-378-0928,
Natrona Heights, 724-226-1304 (MAYBE)
On the Bubble (Major developments from the yes and no columns in the House)
Congressional Dems on Twitter
And here are toll-free numbers we can use to call any Senators or Reps.
At the first number below you must wait through a tape recording urging you to tell your Rep or Senator to vote yes for the health care bill. Just hang on and when the recording is over, you will get the Capitol operator. Just ask for your Rep or Senators office. Then you will either talk to an aid or have the chance to leave a message for him/her to vote NO on the health care bill.
When you use the second number and the Capitol operator comes on, just ask for your Rep or Senators office. Every time I use this number I get the Rep or Senators answer machine, so it may be set up that way all the time...to go to their answer machine. Either way you can leave a message to vote NO on the health care bill!
We need to use these toll free numbers that have been set up for the health care/ BO supporters and illegals to use! After all they are FREE!
1-800-828-0498 , 1-866-220-0044, 1-866-338-1015, 877-851-6437, 877-210-5351
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